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Deliberately Difficult Shots with the HX400V

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Stephen McDonald
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Deliberately Difficult Shots with the HX400V
Apr 7, 2014

There was a lot of bright sunlight, mixed with shade around my place today. So I picked shots that tested the camera for working with extreme mixes of both. I'm pleased with how this camera handles red. That is usually a problem for any electronic camera or camcorder. The bright white cherry flowers against a blue sky and dark trees surrounding, was one I didn't expect would come out well, but I was pleasantly surprised. The most difficult was the one showing a bird feeder and my driveway. The sunlight was mottled throughout, but the camera didn't overexpose anything but the street and the far background. My cat had found a patch of shade in the middle of brightness. The red-flowering gooseberry bush had the sunlight off to the side and slightly behind it.

I could have made that one a bit brighter and others slightly darker, but I'll use those results to do better next time.

I would have gotten more photos, but I had spent 5 hours grinding down the inside of a lens adaptor tube made for an HX300, so it would match the slightly larger diameter of this camera. It worked and it now fits, but what a job that was.

Sony HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
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